The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 93 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 36 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 1.18% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.19% 6.13% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 12
Average daily rate
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£345 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £304 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.38 - £38.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 - £31.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 - £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
582 473 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.82% 19.29% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 248 195
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 47
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £21.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -20 12 £305 -23.75% 14
Edinburgh -5 8 £325 +5.69% 18
Aberdeen +11 6 £310 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £350 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 59 (76.62%) Degree
2 22 (28.57%) Finance
3 19 (24.68%) ITIL
4 18 (23.38%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) Windows
5 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.18%) Firewall
7 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.58%) UNIX
9 11 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Oracle
11 9 (11.69%) Linux
11 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
11 9 (11.69%) HP
11 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (11.69%) VMware
11 9 (11.69%) Banking
12 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
12 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (10.39%) VPN
12 8 (10.39%) OO
12 8 (10.39%) .NET
12 8 (10.39%) Java
12 8 (10.39%) C#
13 7 (9.09%) HND
13 7 (9.09%) CSS
13 7 (9.09%) SCCM
13 7 (9.09%) Multithreading

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.60%) IIS
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.30%) Node.js
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Agresso
2 1 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.30%) OpenWorks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) Firewall
2 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.39%) VPN
4 5 (6.49%) LAN
4 5 (6.49%) WAN
5 4 (5.19%) DNS
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
7 2 (2.60%) X.500
7 2 (2.60%) LDAP
7 2 (2.60%) SNMP
7 2 (2.60%) SSL
7 2 (2.60%) DHCP
8 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
8 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.30%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) TETRA
8 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.30%) DecisionStream
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.30%) DB2
5 1 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.90%) JUnit
3 2 (2.60%) NCrunch
3 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.30%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Developer
2 13 (16.88%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Tester
4 5 (6.49%) Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Junior
5 4 (5.19%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.19%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Junior Tester
5 4 (5.19%) UAT Tester
5 4 (5.19%) Data Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Tester
6 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) CSS
2 7 (9.09%) jQuery
3 5 (6.49%) CSS3
3 5 (6.49%) HTML
3 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.19%) Spring
4 4 (5.19%) HTML5
4 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.90%) Web Services
6 2 (2.60%) WinForms
6 2 (2.60%) XSL
6 2 (2.60%) XSLT
6 2 (2.60%) EDI
6 2 (2.60%) Java EE
6 2 (2.60%) WCF
6 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 2 (2.60%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 7 (9.09%) Physics
3 4 (5.19%) CESG
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.60%) Firmware
5 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.60%) GIS
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) LIMS
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) CCTV
6 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) UNIX
3 9 (11.69%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.60%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.60%) AIX
5 2 (2.60%) HPUX
5 2 (2.60%) Solaris
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (10.39%) OO
4 7 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 6 (7.79%) Data Mapping
5 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
5 6 (7.79%) OOD
5 6 (7.79%) Project Management
6 4 (5.19%) Six Sigma
6 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.19%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Software Distribution
7 3 (3.90%) Security Management
7 3 (3.90%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.90%) Workflow
7 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.90%) Service Management
7 3 (3.90%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) C#
2 8 (10.39%) Java
3 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) Perl
5 2 (2.60%) C
5 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.30%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) REXX
6 1 (1.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 59 (76.62%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.09%) HND
5 6 (7.79%) HNC
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.49%) CISSP
7 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.19%) CCSP
7 4 (5.19%) MCP
7 4 (5.19%) SSCP
7 4 (5.19%) GIAC
7 4 (5.19%) CEH
7 4 (5.19%) MCTS
8 3 (3.90%) PMP
8 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.60%) MCSE
9 2 (2.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.60%) KVM
4 2 (2.60%) RHEV
5 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.60%) OpenView
3 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
4 1 (1.30%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 9 (11.69%) HP
3 9 (11.69%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Sybase
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Sun
6 1 (1.30%) AppSense
6 1 (1.30%) Altiris
6 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.30%) Cognos
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
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